World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0022580289
Reproduction Date:

Title: Nephew  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Roland AX-7, Avondale Agricultural Research Station, Discalced Carmelites, G! Festival, Family, The Way I Are, Rip's Tavern
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


"Nephew" redirects here. For other uses, see Nephew (disambiguation).

A nephew is a son of one's sibling or half-sibling, and a niece is a daughter of one's sibling or half-sibling. Sons and daughters of siblings-in-law are also informally referred to as nephews and nieces respectively, even though there is no blood relation. The word nephew is derived from the French word neveu.

  • Nephew – son of one's brother/sister (and his/her spouse).
  • Niece – daughter of one's sister/brother (and her/his spouse).
  • Half-nephew – son of one's half-brother/half-sister.
  • Half-niece – daughter of one's half-brother/half-sister.
  • Nephew-in-law – son of one's sister-in-law/brother-in-law; husband of one's niece.
  • Niece-in-law – daughter of one's sister-in-law/brother-in-law; wife of one's nephew.
  • Step-nephew – son of one's stepbrother/sister, or stepson of one's brother/sister, or stepson of one's stepbrother/stepsister.
  • Step-niece – daughter of one's stepbrother/sister, or stepdaughter of one's brother/sister, or stepdaughter of one's stepbrother/stepsister.
  • Half-nephew-in-law – son of one's wife/husband's half-brother/half-sister; husband of one's half-niece
  • Half-niece-in-law – daughter of one's wife/husband's half-brother/half-sister; wife of one's half-nephew
  • Step-niece-in-law – daughter of one's wife/husband's stepbrother/stepsister; wife of one's step-nephew
  • Step-nephew-in-law – son of one's wife/husband's stepbrother/stepsister; husband of one's step-niece
  • Great-nephew (also called "grand nephew") – son of one's nephew/niece, grandson of one's sister/brother.
  • Great-niece (also called "grand niece") – daughter of one's nephew/niece, granddaughter of one's sister/brother.
  • Half-great-nephew – son of one's half-nephew/niece.
  • Half-great-niece – daughter of one's half-nephew/niece.

In some cultures and family traditions, it is common to refer to one's first cousin once removed (the child of one's cousin), as a niece or nephew. In archaic terminology, a maternal nephew is called a sister-son, emphasizing the importance as a person's nearest male relative should he have no brothers or sons of his own. The term is used to describe some knights who are nephews to King Arthur and is imitated by J. R. R. Tolkien, especially in lists of Kings of Rohan or dwarves where the sister-son is also heir. Sister-daughter is a less common parallel term for niece.

See also

External links

  • Retrieved: January 1, 2011


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.